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40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

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Hood River, OR 97031

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Conflict is normal and inevitable - whether in the home, school, community, workplace, or place of worship. Leaders in all walks of life have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts. The community-based Basic Mediation Training offered by Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center is an opportunity to develop conflict resolution skills and contribute to nonviolent, non-adversarial dispute resolution in our community. This 40-hour training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in the facilitative model of mediation. With an additional practicum, optional mediator certification is available through the DRC.

Communication Skills: Active listening, empathizing, asking clarifying questions, checking assumptions, collaborative problem solving.

Conflict Analysis: Identifying and dealing with different conflict styles

Culture & Cultural Identity: The impact race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, education etc. have on conflicts

Mediation Skills: Maintaining impartiality and respect, identifying and framing issues, facilitating communication and negotiation, interest-based problem solving, dealing with identify, power, emotion.

Model of Mediation: Six Rivers DRC Mediation Model (4 stage process)

Practice: Extensive mediation practice through role plays and experiential activities, with coaching.

Certification: Professional mediator certification requires participants to complete a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training course. The course is designed to meet the standards for foundational mediation training set by both Oregon Statutes ORS Chapter 36 and Washington statutes RCW 7.75. The curriculum is organized around student learning objectives designed by Resolution Washington Education Standards Committee. Upon completion of the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training, participants are eligible to enter a practicum through Six Rivers DRC. Upon successful completion of both the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training and practicum, members are eligible to apply for certification.

Dates:

May 31st and June 1st: 9 am – 6 pm*

June 7th and June 8: 9 am – 6 pm

June 15th: 1 -6 pm

  • May 31st 9 am – 1 pm will include an orientation to mediation and volunteering with Six Rivers DRC. You are welcome to attend this orientation independent from the entire training if you are interested in mediation but not ready to commit to the 40-hour training.

Tuition:

Tuition is $795. Discounted tuition is offered for those willing to commit to completing our one-year practicum program and serving as a volunteer mediator for an additional year. Discounted tuition for the 2-year volunteer mediator commitment is $395. Additional scholarship money may be available for those with limited income. Scholarship applications will be required.

Please send checks made out to Six River DRC to PO Box 1594, Hood River, OR 97031, use the Donate link on our website, 6rivers.org, or register through Eventbrite.

Trainers:

Marti Kantola Dane

Marti has 18 years of strategic communications process design, negotiations, collaboration and dispute resolution experience. She brings creative problem solving orientation and results-oriented facilitation expertise. Marti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech: Rhetoric and Communications. Ms. Kantola Dane was a professor of Communications and Co-Director of Forensics at the University of Alaska where she taught Communications, interpersonal and small group dynamics as well as argument and debate. She has trained hundreds of mediators and community members to communicate and problem solve more effectively.

Nicolia Mehrling

Nicolia Mehrling trained with SEEDS CRC in California and AORTA (the Anti-Oppression Resources and Training Alliance) as well as Six Rivers DRC. Nicolia brings keen instincts, penetrating questions, and insightful reframing to her conflict resolution style. She combines a background in cooperatives, organizational development, agricultural science and practice, and local government to Six Rivers DRC. Nicolia teaches yoga and brings an aptitude for space-holding to the practice of mediation. Nicolia lives in White Salmon, WA and appreciate the gifts of the Columbia River Gorge every day.

Andrea Pacheco

Andrea is a frontline resolution strategist with grit for clarifying the inherent values at the center of every dispute, whether interpersonal, organizational, or public. Mediating with multi-partiality, she draws from diverse experience: as a licensed Professional Geologist in environmental and mineral exploration sectors, from a family legacy of military service in the US Air Force and Army, and with roots from Puerto Rican and Scotch-Irish heritage. As an intuitive collaborator and conflict coach with a drive for effective, transparent communication, she sees interest-based negotiation as adventurous opportunity and values balanced self-care for complete well-being. She currently calls Skamania County, WA home.

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